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controller did a study and comparing muni to five other systems these cities included boston, seattle, new york, oakland and san jose or santa clara mta. they all had higher scores than muni. muni was on the bottom. we included bart. since they said other systems did it we decided to look at the systems in paris france. it took months to identify the right officials and in this case either the head of operations or the systems schedulinger all but one which was new york agreed to an extensive interview by two of us and per the rules we were not identified. nevertheless of the interviews as described in the report were significant. all transit systems it became clear had multiple systems that were similar and had challenges and all needed to deal with complex traffic, scheduling, and terrain problems uniquely their own, and yet as we had known the san francisco controller's survey had shown all had higher reliability and rider seaferz than muni and we determined that all systems use switchbacks they only did so in cases of equipment break down or emergencies except for one. one syst
know what show they are on. >> they didn't get the memo. people that drove in all the way from boston to get here, a lot of dedicated fans very excited about the concert and speaking of concerts, we do have a lot of great music coming up in the next few weeks. one direction, the big boy band, is going to be here on tuesday, november 13th, and we'll actually have more of them the following day as well. >> but that's not all, wait. there's more. we've got three more concerts thanksgiving week. flo rida will be kicking things off on monday, november 19th. kesh yeah kesha rocks the plaza the next day. this guy goes yeah, and on wednesday, the day before thanksgiving, mr. worldwide himself, pitbull. we're calling him mr. ya. >> but this morning it's all about aerosmith. natalie's got a look at the headlines. natalie? >>> all right. good morning again to you. good morning, everyone. federal officials will visit new york's staten island today which received a severe blow from hurricane sandy. nbc's andrea canning is there with more on the struggles facing the entire region. good morning, and
.c. and boston. >> reporter: with confidence sandy would come ashore south of new york city, but batter the city's airports the worst. >> sandy was coming in, were you nervous, the airline? >> no. >> reporter: because? >> not at all. because we had a plan ready to go. >> reporter: holtz set that plan into motion over the weekend, waiving change fees. and flying extra employees into new york before the hurricane struck. you caps canceled flights earli than you probably had to, but the goal was to get back up to speed once the storm passed as early as possible? >> that's a good assessment. you take it down in orderly fashion for customers and for us here in the operations center, you're able to bring it back that exact same way. >> reporter: sandy closed 15 northeast airports, including all three that service new york city. delta had canceled 1,445 flights and some passengers were upset. >> i'm trying to go to india. my mother is very sick. >> reporter: but you didn't see this image, terminals pa s pack with stranded travelers. >> one of the goals was to prevent turning the airport into this unnec
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